Alan Crain Jr.

Houston Committee on Foreign Relations

Biography

Alan has advised Fortune 500 multinationals in legal and business matters throughout the world for more than 35 years. He currently serves on the boards of directors of non-profit and commercial organizations, including multibillion dollar NYSE-listed companies and private companies. He is also an independent arbitrator with over 30 years of experience in both domestic and international arbitrations. He has arbitrated over 60 cases under the rules of the AAA, ICC, ICDR, UNCITRAL, and other institutions regarding energy projects, construction, insurance, indemnity, securities and contractual issues. He has been General Counsel of three Fortune 500 multinationals. From 2000 through 2016 he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Baker Hughes, with global responsibility for all legal affairs, crisis management, insurance, compliance, security, risk management, and government relations. He is a regular lecturer at the Jones School at Rice University and other institutions. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; a Vice Chairman of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and on the boards of directors of the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston, American Arbitration Association (AAA); National Association of Corporate Directors, Texas Tri-cities Region and the Asia Society, Texas Center. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Engineering, a M.B.A. and a J.D.